Debrah Dhugga reminisces on sun-soaked days and encourages you to spend your post-Christmas break at Bahia del Duque in Tenerife
Now is the perfect time to start thinking about that winter sun break. I recommend the stunning 5-star Bahia del Duque at one of The Leading Hotels of the World in Tenerife.
Nestled next to the shores of the Atlantic Ocean in one of the most prestigious areas of Tenerife (Costa Adeje), Bahia del Duque is a perfect hotel to visit for a dose of winter sunshine.
With a fantastic culinary offering, including Michelin starred Nub, an amazing wellness area, plus an abundance of winter activities and amenities to enjoy, you can completely relax and disconnect from the buzz of day-to-day life.
Bahia del Duque, with its gorgeous ocean views, aims to recreate a traditional Canarian Colonial villa from the 19 century. This beautiful hotel also has the most spectacular tropical gardens to wander around. Bahia del Duque offers a relaxed interpretation of luxury, privacy, and the most beautiful surroundings with a mixture of rooms and villas to choose from.
The interiors are a mix of light tapestries on natural fabrics, blending with the touch of wood and the use of prints on fabrics and wallpapers, creating an exotic mix with a relaxing aesthetic. Some of the furniture consists of unique pieces designed in-house and produced by local craftspeople.
The award-winning Bahia Wellness Retreat offers 20 treatment cabins, three thalassotherapy treatment rooms, five outdoor cabins, two private VIP Suites, four Thai treatment rooms, and a Thai Room Plaza area.
There are also plenty of wellness programmes on offer, including special diets and sleep therapy stays. This family-welcoming resort also has a beach-restaurant/takeaway.
Located on the promenade, next to Playa del Duque beach, everything on the menu is there to take away and enjoy at your own picnic spot in the gardens or on the beach.
The menu hosts a range of organic fruit, seasonal vegetables, clean protein and complex carbohydrates. All of these are the key to a balanced diet and healthy eating even while on holiday.
For those, who enjoy keeping fit on holiday, the new international yoga instructor, Nannette Zwick hosts creative and professional lessons that are suitable for all ages.
The hotel has also just recently introduced their new and exclusive ‘Floating culinary selection’. Guests can enjoy a gourmet brunch or dinner served on a large floating dish. All whilst relaxing in the pool for an especially memorable meal.
Imagine a pool lit up with candles and decorated with fresh roses while you enjoy delicious food!
Food At Bahia del Duque
Bahia del Duque itself has 13 lounges and eight restaurants, one of which has a Michelin star. Guests can enjoy the most exquisite international dishes including Italian, French, Basque, and Canarian cuisine.
Kensei, offers fine dining contemporary Japanese cuisine; Nub, with a Michelin star. While Sol Repsol offers a wonderful blend of Latin American and European flavours and ingredients. All to create an incredible gastronomic and sensory journey for guests.
Other locations at Bahia del Duque include La Brasserie by Pierre Resimont, a traditional French brasserie; El Bernegal, which offers some of the best views of the island of La Gomera; and Sua, which specialises in Basque cuisine, combining local produce with smoked aromas and authentic flavours.
One Of A Kind Experience At Bahia del Duque
The stargazing in Tenerife is one of the best and largest in the world. Bahia del Duque not only has its very own observatory, but also offers a certified astronomical guide to accompany guests up Mount Teide with viewing sites located at an altitude of 2,526m, where couples or smaller groups can enjoy the clear sky.
I can’t recommend this little piece of paradise enough. It’s truly the most perfect location to disconnect and enjoy the winter sun.